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Pingenot Auction, Lot 247

247. PELZER, Louis. Marches of the Dragoons in the Mississippi Valley: An Account of Marches and Activities of the First Regiment United States Dragoons in the Mississippi Valley Between the Years 1833 and 1850. Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1917. x, 282 pp. 8vo, original gilt-decorated burgundy buckram. Very fine and bright—uncut and unopened.
         First edition. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, pp. 178-79. Howes P188. Rittenhouse 459: "One of the best sources on general history of the Dragoons, cited by all authoritative writers on the subject. Chapter VI describes the expedition of the Dragoons to the Rocky Mountains in 1835." Tutorow 3311: "Chapters 14-15 deal with the marches of the Army of the West and the journey to California. An appendix contains Captain Nathan Boone’s journal."